Special Issue of Perspectives Explores Leadership

The Winter 2013 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management focuses on leadership and provides a forum of viewpoints on the mandates for leaders. The following is an excerpt from the article, “Leadership’s Role in Support of Online Academic Programs: Implementing an Administrative Support Matrix,” by Amanda C. Barefield, EdD, RHIA, LNHA, and John D. Meyer, PhD.

Article Excerpt

The proliferation of online education programs creates a myriad of challenges for those charged with implementation and delivery of these programs. Although creating and sustaining quality education is a shared responsibility of faculty, staff, and academic leaders, this article focuses on the pivotal role of leadership in securing the necessary resources, developing the organizational structures, and influencing organizational culture. The vital foundation for a successful outcome when implementing online education programs is the role of leadership in providing adequate and appropriate support. Abundant literature extols the roles of leadership in project management; however, there is a dearth of models or systematic methods for leaders to follow regarding how to implement and sustain online programs. Research conducted by the authors culminated in the development of an Administrative Support Matrix, thus addressing the current gap in the literature. Read the complete article and learn more about contributing to Perspectives in Health Information Management.

—Amanda C. Barefield, EdD, RHIA, LNHA, and John D. Meyer, PhD. “Leadership’s Role in Support of Online Academic Programs: Implementing an Administrative Support Matrix.” Perspectives in Health Information Management (Winter 2013): 1-13.

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